Frank Cook On Dock

? In this 2 part video series Frank Cook discusses the many uses of edible Dock (Rumex spp.) as wild food and herbal medicine. Dock (Rumex spp.) is part of the Buckwheat family (Polygonaceae). In the UK the two common species that you are likely to have come across are, Broad Leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius), and Curled Dock (Rumex crispus), which in the US is called Yellow Dock. According to

Frank Cook On The Buttercup Family

? As Frank Cook points out in this video there is a spectrum that plants lie on that ranges between Food-Medicine-Poison. Buttercup is in the Medicine-Poison section. Yet more gentle wisdom from this fascinating plant teacher. There are powerful medicinal members of this family (Ranunculaceae)  which includes Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) to name a few When I was first starting out immersing myself in wild foods I

Frank Cook On A Plants Lifecycle

? A short video where Frank Cook talks about how to approach a plant depending on the type of plant part you are wanting to work with. – Roots: Deep hardy things, and medicines for deep chronic problems. – Stem: Structural support. – Leaves: Nutrients. – Flowers: Mental, emotional states. – Seeds: Are for the next generation. When you go after a plant for harvesting, then go to it when

Frank Cook On The Pine Family

? In this short video Frank Cook (global wild food expert) discusses the many uses of the Pine Family both as a wild food, and medicinally. Did you know that worldwide there are more than 200 species of the Pine Family, and many of them have edible pine needles, and nuts (seeds). Frank reveals that Pine needles are a rich source of Vitamin C., and explains why it is unnecessary